On Saturday, May 1 1971, police and military forces in the Philippines, who had been deployed on the roof of Congress buidling as snipers armed with machine guns, opened fire on four thousand protesting workers and students. They mercilessly strafed...
1969 opened with an explosion of student strikes in Manila, a bellwether of the brief, heady epoch of storm and dictatorship that followed.
In the final analysis, Marasigan’s argument amounts to the claim that Joseph Stalin was right, and the CPP is correct in continuing his political legacy.
An eruption of protests and violence — molotov cocktails and gunfire — in the streets of Manila, launched the heady, charged days of January to March 1970.
Prevented from gathering in Miranda, the mass dissent turned to marches, but by the end of its third month, with no clear political goal, the storm blew itself out.